Your day begins by looking both backward and forward with third generation members of the Mondavi family, who will share stories of their roots in this premier winegrowing region. Meet cousins Dina, Carissa and Angelina.
Next, explore another of Napa Valley’s blessings: our culinary bounty. Step outside into the glorious fall weather and enjoy a garden to table exploration. After selecting your ingredients, enjoy lunch at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega restaurant and savor Mother Nature’s gifts both on the plate and in your glass.
After lunch, the stage is set for the tasting of all tastings: An unrivaled 1,000 point wine tasting of 10 Napa Valley wines that each earned perfect scores from The Wine Advocate. Wine educator and author Karen MacNeil will lead you and the makers of these wines through a tasting that may never be held again.
2001 Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, Red Wine
2002 Joseph Phelps, Insignia, Napa Valley, Red Wine
2002 SLOAN, Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
2002 Lokoya, Mt. Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Colgin, IX Estate, Napa Valley, Red Wine
2007 BOND, Vecina, Napa Valley, Red Wine
2007 Schrader "Old Sparky" Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
2008 Kapcsandy, State Lane Vineyard – Grand Vin, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Turnbull, Fortuna Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2010 Spottswoode Estate, Saint Helena, Cabernet Sauvignon
Then it's back to your room – or to the spa – to relax and refresh before being whisked away to delight in more of Napa Valley’s acclaimed cuisine as you dine about town with one of our charming vintner hosts.